Education

Marc Freedman: "Encore" (Public Affairs)

July 11, 2007

By 2030, one in four Americans will be over 60 years old. Instead of living out their lives in retirement, more and more Americans are opting for second careers later in life. A look at a new social trend where some are choosing new...

Ralph Savarese: "Reasonable People" (Other Press) (Rebroadcast)

July 4, 2007

A father's account of life with his adopted autistic son and what his years as DJ's father have taught him about the meaning of family, the politics of neurological differences, and nature of human possibility.

Wendy Shalit: "Girls Gone Mild" (Random House)

July 2, 2007

A look at why some girls and young women are rebelling against the 'bad girl' persona that is so prevalent in present day America.

Rebuilding New Orleans

June 28, 2007

A new report says large sections of the city are still prone to flooding, but recovery continues.

Ralph Savarese: "Reasonable People" (Other Press)

June 25, 2007

A father's account of life with his adopted autistic son and what his years as DJ's father have taught him about the meaning of family, the politics of neurological differences, and nature of human possibility.

Tal Ben-Shahar: "Happier" (McGraw Hill)

June 21, 2007

Positive Psychology has surpassed Introduction to Economics as the most popular course at Harvard, attracting about one fifth of the student body. We learn what positive psychology means and how it can make you happier.

Marietta McCarty: "Little Big Minds" (Tarcher/Penguin) (Rebroadcast)

May 28, 2007

Learning about philosophy is something often reserved for college classes. Philosophy professor Marietta McCarty explains why kids from kindergarten through the 8th grade should be introduced to philosophy in order to help develop...

Walter Isaacson: "Einstein" (Simon & Schuster)

May 23, 2007

Recently released personal papers of Albert Einstein shed new light on the world's most famous physicist. A look at the man behind E=MC2.

Brooks Jackson: "unSpun" (Random House)

April 30, 2007

Politicians aren't the only ones who spin. The co-creator of factcheck.org explains how to detect spin in everyday life.

Candice Kelsey: "Generation My Space" (Marlowe & Co)

April 18, 2007

Online social networking websites are some of the most popular sites that teens and twenty-somethings visit. But MySpace, Facebook, and others have hidden dangers that often elude parents. A look at how social networks are changing the...

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